SOS Save Our Selves
SOS Save Our Selves is an email group; to give support to
SOS members and share up to date SOS information.
This list is created for the purpose of providing as safe
and confidential as possible a place to share and support
each other. Members share their joys, sorrows and pains of
recovery from alcohol/drugs or other addictions. Members are
encouraged to share their experiences, to support one
another. It doesn't matter what stage any member is in,
early recovery, or with many years of recovery. When you are
in need of support, someone will be there to help.
Each member is unique with his or her own distinct
personality and drinking or using history. There will be
similarities and differences. I am not better, or worse than
anyone else, simply different.
All members will be treated with respect and dignity.
What is SOS?
Religious and Non-Religious freedom is practiced here.
SOS is a recovery method developed for alcoholics/drug
addicts or other addictions, who want to focus on recovery.
Some are uncomfortable with the 12 Step recovery method
with an emphasis on religion and spirituality.
Some wish to practice their religion or non-religion with
like minded people out side of the meeting.
SOS maintains that recovery is separate from everything
else. Each member is encouraged to develop his or her own
recovery program. It is the individual that takes credit for
success and accepts responsibility for sobriety and life in
general both the good decisions and the not so good
decisions. SOS maintains that we are empowered by our
recovery and our new life in sobriety.
SOS respects whatever recovery path a person chooses.
There is no competition with other recovery organizations.
SOS encourages the use of a scientific method to
understand addiction. At the same time, SOS encourages
healthy skepticism particularly when the claim is made that
one way is the best and only way to recovery.
Each SOS group is autonomous, self-supporting and seeks
to avoid outside controversies.
How do members get and
In SOS each individual is a unique person and as such, no
two-recovery programs are alike. Each member is encouraged
to share that individual program with others so that other
members can take what they need for their personal sobriety
program. If something works, then use it, if it doesn't then
search some more to find something that will work.
The Sobriety Priority.
Don't not Drink or Use No Matter What. From that simple
phrase one can be helped to curb those cravings and desires
in order to keep a clean mind and achieve a healthier state
Members are given support in their quest for sobriety.
We learn about others who have been where we are and learn
through personal sharing and from other member's personal